First officer of Voyager, Chakotay joined the crew when his renegade Maquis ship was destroyed while saving the Ocampa from a Kazon attack. As leader of the Maquis crew, Chakotay is instrumental in aiding Captain Janeway in fusing the two crews together.
Usually even-tempered and cool-headed, Chakotay also isn’t afraid to stand up for what he perceives as right, often challenging Janeway in the process. It is this stern set of beliefs that forced Chakotay to desert Starfleet and join the Maquis – a rebel faction within the Federation.
Portrayed By: Robert Beltran
Duration: Seasons 1-7